Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Funding · Health disparities · Health workforce supply and demand · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Medicaid · Scholarships for health careers · Social determinants of health